TE Connectivity Joins Open Data Center Alliance
Offers Expertise to Drive Future Data Center and Cloud Computing Requirements
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- November 20, 2012
TE Connectivity announced today that it has joined the Open Data Center
Alliance (ODCA). The Alliance was founded with the mission of defining
requirements for next-generation data center and cloud infrastructures. As a
member, TE will contribute its expertise in network communications solutions
and, more specifically, the physical layer of the data center to help further
develop Alliance requirements. Customers will benefit from TE being highly
engaged with marketplace leaders and influencers in the cloud computing arena
working to solve significant data center challenges.
Cloud computing is transforming nearly every facet of the information-based
global economy. Alliance members are working together to drive requirements
definition and proof of concept testing of cloud solutions. Contributing to
requirements definition, establishing best practices and forging relationships
with prospective technology partners will allow TE to continue to bring its
customers data center solutions based on the most current industry thinking
“We are pleased to join the Open Data Center Alliance andshare their vision
that the future of cloud computing is based on open, interoperable standards,”
said Dr. Kevin Ressler, TE’s director of Data Center Industry Management.
“The Open Data Center Alliance is happy to welcome TE Connectivity to our
membership,” said Marvin Wheeler, ODCA executive director. “We look forward to
working with experts from TE to help further our organizational mission. It’s
only through broad membership collaboration that ODCA can maximize its
contribution to acceleration of cloud computing in the marketplace.”
TE has joined the Alliance as an “Adopter” member. More information about the
Alliance and its many resources for IT professionals are available on the ODCA
About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a global, $14 billion company that designs and
manufactures approximately 500,000 products that connect and protect the flow
of power and data inside the products that touch every aspect of our lives.
Our nearly 100,000 employees partner with customers in virtually every
industry—from consumer electronics, energy and healthcare, to automotive,
aerospace and communication networks—enabling smarter, faster, better
technologies to connect products to possibilities. More information on TE
Connectivity can be found at: http://www.te.com.
TE’s Enterprise Networks infrastructure solutions connect people and
technology across office networks and data centers. Many of the world’s most
complex data networks run applications at speeds of up to 100 Gb/s over
products from TE’s AMP NETCONNECT and TrueNet product portfolios. For more
information, visit: www.TE.com/enterprise.
About Open Data Center Alliance
The Open Data Center Allianceis an independent IT consortium comprised of
global IT leaders who have come together to provide a unified customer vision
for long-term data center requirements. The Alliance is led by a twelve member
steering committee which includes IT leaders BMW, Capgemini, China Unicom,
Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Lockheed Martin, Marriott International, Inc.,
National Australia Bank, T-Systems, Terremark, Disney Technology Solutions and
Services, and UBS. Intel serves as technical advisor to the Alliance.
In support of its mission, the Alliance has delivered the first customer
requirements for cloud computing documented in eight Open Data Center Usage
Models which identify member prioritized requirements to resolve the most
pressing challenges facing cloud adoption.
AMP NETCONNECT, TrueNet, TE Connectivity and TE Connectivity (logo) are
All other logos, products and/ or company names referred to herein might be
trademarks of their respective owners.
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